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My first WWII pistol purchase, this would be the one that sent me down the rabbit hole. Correct me if I am wrong but here goes my analysis: Spreewerk, April 44 manufacture date, numbers matching 4468 0(including locking block), e88 proofs on left side of barrel & frame, 2 on the right side of slide with acceptance mark. The question I have is what is the 511(3rd pic from bottom) center above the grip frame, left side?

What are your thoughts on condition(looking for honesty, you wont hurt my feelings, it was too cheap not to buy)? I am not much good at figuring % blue, id call it 50-70%. Taking pics trying to focus on the markings is not for the faint of heart.

As for the magazine. Proper ENM welds on left, presumably no other markings. See pics below, there is an e88 but it is so small it shouldnt count, center bottom.
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Be careful with what ammo you use if you plan on shooting it if you aren't a reloader. Slides do crack on these pistols with use.
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I have about 1000 Rnds my buddy loaded for shooting suppressed, 147 [email protected] 950 fps, will that do?

I was reading about the standard German 9mm rounds of WWII. The article stated that a 115gr. was to be loaded @1400 fps. That’s hot by todays standards, most is loaded to 1200fps or less.
I keep mine around 1050 fps with a 115 gr. round nose bullet. Works great in my shooter Luger too.
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